young Gouldian Finches by Martin Pot

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Our first batch of baby Gouldian finches ventured out of the nest last week.

The four young Gouldians tend to stay together, often huddling on a branch together.

Note the shiny blue bits on each side of the beak. Apparently it helps the parents when feeding their young ones in the dark. Before these young finches left the nest, when looking into the (dark) nest, these shiny bits certainly showed up in the dark.

The feather colours of the young Gouldians are quite drab, with the back and tail feathers being an olive-green, and the rest of the feathers a dull gray.

However, as they grow older, they will put on more colour, eventually looking as bright as one of our adult male Gouldian finches shown below.

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An amateur photographer in Western Australia, I love taking photos of the natural world.

A few years ago, I started a photography blog where I post some of my photos, as well as photography-related articles, reviews and tutorials on various topics.

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Comments

  • mjaniceanne
    mjaniceanneover 6 years ago

    How cute! One of my favorite birs! I hope you post some pictures of the adults? They are bcoming quite endangered in the wild in Australia, aren’t they?

  • Yes, they are endangered in the wild in Australia.

    – Martin Pot

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is way to cute…fantastic capture!

  • clone42
    clone42over 6 years ago

    those cheeky little sods

  • Paola Jofre
    Paola Jofreover 6 years ago

    When i see them sittting like this it reminds me of the pixar short film :) Beautiful capture, Excellent colors,lighting and clarity in your image!!!

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 6 years ago

    Very pretty !

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiabout 5 years ago

    very cute shot

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackel6 months ago

    Nice portrait of the babies.

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